The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 5,600 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
A UC Merced Police Officer protects life and property, enforces criminal law, and performs other duties typical of police officers in general law enforcement agencies. Officers patrol the UC Merced Campus sites in Merced, Atwater, and Fresno in patrol cars, on bicycles, alternative modes of transportation, and on foot. The Police Department uses a Community Oriented Policing philosophy and is dedicated to community service.
Respond to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic collisions, and other required emergencies; initiate police action when necessary; prevent and suppress crime; investigate missing persons, and make arrests and search, fingerprint, and transport prisoners; conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations of criminal incidents, disturbances, hazardous incidents, vehicle collisions, casualties; enforce federal and state laws, and University regulations; collect and preserve evidence and found property; interrogate suspects and interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; check buildings for physical security; direct traffic and write traffic citations; prepare written and computer-generated reports; work closely with the public and University units to identify and solve community problems; make presentations to citizens and groups; participate in on-going training; prepare cases and testify in court; execute assigned duties pursuant to University and Police policy and procedures.
Provide dignitary protection to identified guests, work at other UC System-wide sites as part of mutual aid requests, participate in/or organize community service events/programs, work university sponsored events on and/or off campus, participate in collaborative policing efforts with other allied agencies. Respond to campus in the event of emergencies, when requested.